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HEALTHY ANZAC COOKIES

April 25, 2017
Lest We Forget 
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Taking a moment on this very important day (known as 'ANZAC Day' here in Oz) to share a ridiculously tasty, healthy version of a traditional Aussie recipe: ANZAC biscuits 
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Most Aussies buy or make these biscuits to celebrate the bravery of the ANZACs - countless Aussie soldiers who died defending this wonderful sunburnt country during WW1 
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Today, the whole nation stops to take a minute of silence to remember. A lot of returned servicemen (including my dad) march in unison all over Australia to commemorate this sacred day ✨
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I always make my dad & his mates a big ol' batch of these biscuits - it's my small way of saying 'thank you for being so damn brave!' 
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ANZAC biscuits were THE army biscuit, essentially because the traditional recipe made from ingredients including white sugar, butter and treacle allowed a very long shelf-life.
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ANZAC biscuits were one of the foods sent to the soldiers to sustain them as they fought. According to the @awmemorial, a lot of soldiers would grind them up into porridge because they were too rock-solid to eat as biscuits.
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But my recipe isn't so tough, so no need to break them up into porridge unless you want to! You can also crumble them & top porridge & smoothie bowls - they work really well as nourishing crumble topping for stewed fruit.
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Today, for my family and friends they're simply ANZAC biscuits filled with love and gratitude. I hope you enjoy them in good spirits too.
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HEALTHY ANZAC BISCUITS
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1 cup oats
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¾ cup dessicated coconut
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1 cup of my gluten free flour (shared on insta a few weeks ago)
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1&1/2 tsp bicarb/baking soda
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2 tbs boiling water
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1/2 cup organic coconut sugar
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125g virgin coconut oil
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1 tbs unsulphured molasses
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Pre-heat oven to 130C/265F
In a bowl combine oats, flour, sugar & coconut.
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In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil & golden syrup. Stir over low heat until melted.
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Mix soda & boiling water & add to saucepan. Pour in dry ingredients, stir to combine
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Take spoonfuls of mixture and roll into balls to place on lined baking trays. Allow room for spreading.
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Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown, then remove & let cool completely on trays to harden

Lest We Forget

I’m taking a moment on this very important day (known as ‘ANZAC Day’ here in Oz) to share a ridiculously tasty, healthy version of a traditional Aussie recipe: ANZAC biscuits  Most Aussies buy or make these biscuits to celebrate the bravery of the ANZACs – countless Aussie soldiers who died defending this wonderful sunburnt country during WW1

Today, the whole nation stops to take a minute of silence to remember. A lot of returned servicemen (including my dad whose medals feature in the pic below) march in unison all over Australia to commemorate this sacred day  I always make my dad & his mates a big ol’ batch of

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